acoustic experiments

Acoustic Experiments and Projects

Looking for a science fair project or a fun experiment about acoustics? Try out some of these and experiment with acoustics!

Shoebox Speaker

Learn how a loudspeaker works by making one.

Cup & String Instruments

Learn about sympathetic vibration in string instruments by making your own.

Wine Glass Music

Learn about resonance and make music with wine glasses and water.

Identification Task

Learn how useful echolocation is for dolphins by trying to identify objects with sight in this activity.

Intel ISEF

Are you already working on your own acoustics themed project? Consider entering your project for The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society). It is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

The Acoustical Society of America is a Special Award Organization for the Intel ISEF. We support and encourage achievements by young people in acoustics with prize packages.

Learn more about Intel ISEF here: